Authorities suspected a personal motive after Don Fluitt was murdered at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They tracked down Don’s ex-wife, Christine White, and her then-husband, Terry, as part of their inquiry.
This case and the people involved are the subjects of NBC News’ ‘Dateline: The Figure in the Garage.’ While Terry was finally sentenced to prison for Don’s murder, Christine was initially implicated as well. So, how about we learn more about the case?
Christine White, Who is She?
Christine and Don shared custody of their 11-year-old daughter at the time of the event. Christine had been married to Terry Lee White while Don lived alone in Albuquerque. When she couldn’t reach Don on December 29, 2016, the daughter became concerned.
His coworkers eventually discovered him dead in the garage, prompting a thorough homicide inquiry. Christine first stated that she couldn’t think of someone who could harm Don when questioned.
He had dropped their daughter off the night before at around 8 p.m. Christine, on the other hand, adjusted the timing from 7 p.m. to an hour later, according to the authorities. Surveillance footage from a neighbor’s house later revealed that someone in a hoodie arrived minutes after Don had left the residence.
The authorities discovered Terry was the one who killed Don according to DNA evidence, which showed he was the man in the hoodie. An inmate claimed that while Terry was in prison, he confessed to killing Don on the night of December 28, 2016, recounting the crime in graphic detail.
Christine had requested Terry to “guard his family,” according to the convict. Don and Christine were scheduled to appear in court at the moment to discuss modifications to their daughter’s custody.
What Happened to Christine White And Where Is She Today?
As a result of the inmate’s testimony, Christine, then 46, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in June 2017. While Terry’s trial proceeded and he was found guilty, Christine’s charges were withdrawn soon before her husband’s trial started.
The prosecution stated that the matter was still under investigation and that first-degree murder had no statute of limitations. “We’re not going to have justice until they charge her, try her, and convict her,” Don’s brother Dennis expressed his disappointment.
A judge ordered Christine’s father, who lives in Oregon, to oversee her via phone calls after she was released from prison. Aside from that, she has kept a low profile and avoided public attention, which is understandable.